My favorite part of traveling is getting able to see and do things that I never thought possible earlier in my life. You can’t explore if you have to wake up and edit a blog in the morning though. After, editing the plan for today is to go see the inner part of the island and go have a party in town at night.
“We were going to the Marina-Bay Sands hotel which was a 57 story tall iconic hotel with a boat like structure that was about 400 feet long with an infinity pool in the air.”
So, with that I closed my computer, grabbed my 100 degree outfit and hightailed it to breakfast because the 10:00am buffet was about to end. I grabbed two eggs, some bacon, some tilapia, and literally a pound of dragon fruit. Every since I arrived in the East I’ve been obsessed with freaking dragon fruit. A white and black spotted fruit that tastes like heaven on earth. I’ve never had it before, but now I can’t get enough of it. We ate a modest breakfast outside, surrounded by three foot tall peacocks. These things are like Singapore’s version of pigeons, except they’re green, tall, and scary. They’re assholes, too. I left my plate for less than a minute to go grab some milk and I came back all my dragon fruit was gone. A swarm of them came and finished it off. I was salty to say the least for that part of the morning.
We left breakfast and went walking over to the huge plaza next to Universal studios I scoped out yesterday. I didn’t notice this yesterday, but the “American Section” as it was labeled had a hard rock café, a chilies , and a dip’n dots. The full American experience for foreigners, there was no reason I saw for them to need to go stateside at all, AT ALL. I’m going to digress for a seconded, for some reason maybe because of American politics or foreign interactions, other countries hate Americans. Anywhere I travel if I interact with someone at the airport to buy something or just use my American passport somewhere I get looks from anyone who’s in the room. I looked this up, but most countries in the world have a disapproval of American citizens. So here I was on the other side of the globe basically alone most of the time wandering around in a place where Americans are deemed inferior. Perfect.
“It’s a 110 foot tall statue of a half mermaid half lion that is the protector of Singapore.”
Anyway back to today, we wandered around the plaza shopping and doing basic other tourist activities. The cool thing is that if you went up this hill next to the plaza the Merlion was there. It’s a 110 foot tall statue of a half mermaid half lion that is the protector of Singapore. We went inside and payed the ten dollar fee and went up into its mouth which had a perfect view of the Singaporean skyline to the north. From there we were able to ride in cable cars that were suspended over 300 feet above Sentosa and the adjacent ship channel and rode it all the way to the main island which was a memorable 15 minute journey both ways.
Once the touristy part of all of us was out of the way it was about 6:00pm and we headed back to the hotel to freshen up for wherever we were heading to that night. I put on my best button down short-sleeve shirt and some jeans. (As fancy as I’ll ever get) We were going to the Marina-Bay Sands hotel which was a 57 story tall iconic hotel with a boat like structure that was about 400 feet long with an infinity pool in the air. On the top there was this modern restaurant that overlooked the skyline of the city and served some pretty exotic food that I have no idea was, all I know was it WAS GOOD. So were sitting at the table eating dinner as the sun paints the sky with shades of amber and David Hasselhoff (The Hoff) walks by. He the guy that was the lifeguard from SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Movie. It was so cool seeing this guy who is an iconic Hollywood legend halfway across the world in a place no one would ever expect him to be I mean c’mon.
After dinner we learned that tomorrow night there is supposed to be a night club open on the roof so we are planning accordingly to come back. I’m still running on 4 hours of sleep for the past week ,but I’m toughing it out writing these blogs. I’m going to get some sleep because its midnight here. Thanks for reading comment below the awesome place you’ve ever traveled and if you enjoyed this blog!